getting deals on outgoing models

let's say a model is going to cease this year (example vera cruz)..

1)is it a good idea to get such model - would support cease after this year.. any other consideration

2) do these kinds of 'out of the door' models - offer more discount off the price when on the exist.. almost like clearance sale or not necessarily?
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MidnightOneConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It depends on how long it was already in production. When the Ford Taurus went out of production, the car had existed for over ten years and as a result parts shortages were unlikely. Support doesn't end until all the warranties end, and it's still possible to repair the older model cars (We had a Plymouth Fury until two years ago!) so long as there's a junkyard around.

As to whether they offer more of a discount, as they say, Your Mileage May Vary. Given the model's at the end of production, it seems likely there's a lot more wiggle room to negotiate a better price as the dealer's going to have a harder time getting rid of it once production DOES end.
nickg5Connect With a Mentor Commented:
It does not look like the Vera Cruz is being discontinued in 2012.

In my city we have a parts yard (you pull it). I can find almost any car for parts, as long as the age of the car is around 5 years old or older.
The parts places won't have a yard full of 2010 models, for example, because they are still on the road and still under warranty.
It looks like Hyundai gives a 10 year/100,000 mile warranty.

I know a guy that sells Ford cars.
When the showroom is needed for the 2012 models, they will cut you good deals on a new 2011.

25112Author Commented:
good info- thanks
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